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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... You make a case, all right, and indeed I have acknowledged where Aubane do too. But many of their arguments do NOT “stack up relative to ALL the facts”: check out my review of Coolacrease to illustrate what I mean. And if you check out Aubane’s website there’s some appalling stuff there. A particularly ...
by michaelcarragher
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:32 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306992

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... and a fine man who has brought no dishonour on his profession; the Aubane Society is a front for a political organisation. Those are statements of fact, not "sweeping statements". Can you name any politicians or political organisation that you would trust to make unbiased evaluations ...
by michaelcarragher
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:44 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306992

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... seem to be more suitable, but The Men I Killed better suits the message to be sent about a British general and leader of the Black and Tans. The fact that old Percy was a thoroughly nasty bit of work offers plenty of opportunity to hoist him on his own petard. Percy wasn’t the leader of the Black ...
by michaelcarragher
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:00 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306992

Re: Winters here, what's your project?

... I've had a few enquires from other interested parties and have been more or less promised a second banner for free as part of a package from a benefactor who can provide logistical help to me. I could point you in the direction of the somme memorial people up here in the North they would deal with ...
by Na Fianna Éireann
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:11 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winters here, what's your project?
Replies: 4
Views: 5723

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... as a percentage of forces mobilised Britain’s were little more than half of Germany’s, and well under half of France’s or Russia’s, despite the fact that through most of 1917 and all of 1918 it was the British who bore the brunt of the fighting (along with, of course, the Germans). As for “very ...
by michaelcarragher
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:34 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306992

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... enduring embarrassment, I once wrote a favourable review of that awful book.) Denis Winter sabotaged his own career with Haig’s Command , the “manufactured fraudulence” of which goes far beyond polemicism. I seldom read such stuff nowadays, but it once was the staple of my reading diet. And it ...
by michaelcarragher
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:27 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306992

Re: 16th Century Shields

... frequently would dismount and fight as infantry, this might explain there use of shields which I firmly believe that they carried and used. The fact that one of the surviving shields is from Irish Nobility(O'Donovan) would also seem to back this up.
by kevin714
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:15 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96126

Re: 16th Century Shields

... all-leather, for weight reasons. If you are making a wooden shield, leather only adds weight, and doesn't add much protection. (Despite the fact that my main 15thC Irish shield is a giant coffee table-top made out of applewood, that's then leather-faced). Yes I have also been combidering ...
by Stephen Curtin
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96126

Re: 16th Century Shields

... all-leather, for weight reasons. If you are making a wooden shield, leather only adds weight, and doesn't add much protection. (Despite the fact that my main 15thC Irish shield is a giant coffee table-top made out of applewood, that's then leather-faced). I don't think a Kern would be better ...
by the_power
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:18 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96126

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... the really curious thing is that with thousands of Cavan Protestants signed up to the UVF and armed, why there was not more sectarian conflict. In fact it seems to have taken a very limited amount of force on the part of the local IRA to cow the unionists - ie night raids, arms siezures etc. There ...
by Jd66
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:35 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306992
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